McCoppin Square, an 8.9-acre park in San Francisco’s District 4, reopened today after a $3.8 million renovation. The project is the first to be completed under the Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, which voters overwhelmingly supported in 2008. The project was completed $1.5 million under budget, a direct result of efficiency from project management teams from the San Francisco Recreation and Park and the Department of Public Works (DPW).
On Saturday, District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu, District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener and other city officials were on hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting at McCoppin. Students from Lincoln High School kicked off the event with a drum and drill team performance.
“McCoppin Square has always been a popular gathering place in the Parkside,” said Supervisor Chu. “With these new improvements, McCoppin will continue to be enjoyed by all for years to come.”
The project scope included the renovation of the children’s play area, fields and courts; restoration of existing roads and pathways; upgrades to the irrigation and lighting systems; modifications to the site to remove barriers and improve accessibility; and overall reconditioning of the park landscape. A stand-alone restroom building was added as part of the renovation project and a reflective garden was also created.
“The 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond is helping to rejuvenate city parks across San Francisco so that kids, families and residents can continue to get out and play and enjoy their parks,” said Rec and Park GM Phil Ginsburg. “The citizens of San Francisco who supported the bond measure are to be thanked for this beautiful new neighborhood park.”
McCoppin Square is located at 24th Avenue and Taraval in District 4. It is adjacent to Parkside Library, Taraval Police Station and Lincoln High School and serves hundreds of children, families, students and residents each week.